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Dear guests and plateau residents,
The first snows bring a winter mood to the plateau. Getting out, preparing the ski equipment – because in a couple of days the ski roller trail will be prepared for cross-country fun – and breathing in the fine winter air.
The construction sites have disappeared under a shallow layer of snow but everywhere the work is continuing.
The newly-constructed World Championship railway station in Seefeld is also showing more signs of progress – at this point I would like to give some heartfelt thanks for your patience and support!
I am happy to report the latest construction news directly from the ÖBB press centre:
Phase 1 of the main construction was finished on schedule on November 2.
The work on Phase 1 of the main construction started in March. As part of this, work on the tracks and platform infrastructure at the southern end of Platform 1 through to the reception building was carried out. In this stage the new platform roof was installed. This shelter has a width of 10 metres and will provide protection from the elements for all passengers transferring between bus and train. Platform 1 is still currently connected to the existing points at the northern end of the railway station. Additionally, the overhead lines and the safety equipment were also updated. Intensive work was carried out in the interior of the station reception building. In Construction Area 1 (bus terminal, forecourt and Park & Ride) work on cables and water pipes – a new main conduit was laid – was completed. At the southwestern end of the station the work on the bus terminal and the configuration of the area was finished as part of Construction Phase 1. The new bus terminal – with space for up to five buses – comes into operation on November 13, 2017. Taxi stands and short-term parking for cars as well as spaces for hotel taxis are available on the middle island at Bus Terminal 6.
“The renovation of the railway station in Seefeld has been split into three main construction phases. We are right on time when it comes to the schedule for this major project. On November 2, 2017, Phase 1 was completed and work started immediately on Phase 2 of the main construction,” said Regional Manager Christian Wieser, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG, SAE West.
The tracks were closed for several days because of the important work on the tracks and the station equipment along the lines and at the station itself and buses were called into action as a replacement travel service.
Work on Phase 2 of the main construction has been ongoing since November 2nd. This construction period will last until June 16, 2018. During this period intensive work will be carried out on the tracks.
The new station will dazzle with its fresh appearance on completion in November 2018.
The new Tourist Information Office will take its place in the station building from around October 2018. We are looking forward to this great location with its World Championship-worthy atmosphere!
Your World Championship reporter